The winter is here yet again

It is that time of the year again. Cold, wet and scarcely any sunshine. This year, there wasn’t much of a summer season in the UK. It may be marginally better than last summer, but still, there was hardly any sunshine throughout the summer months. Before you know it, the winter is here again. At this time of the year, I always think about home. I always wish that I am in the tropics with plenty of heat.I read an article on the Times about a month ago about why women always feel colder than men. Of course there are many reasons why one’s sensitivity to coldness or heat is different from the other. However, apparently women have a more efficient system of conserving heat in the cold weather. Because the body needs to maintain its temperature at 37C in order for our organs to operate, when the external temperature is cold, our body tends to restrict blood flow to the rest of the body, in order to conserve heat and women’s body are better at this than men. Hence our hands and feet, which are particularly sensitive to temperature change because of many sensors around our toes and fingers, feel cold all the time.I went jogging to keep my body warm and it in fact helped a little bit for that hour after I had exercised. But things were back to normal pretty soon after. The weather hasn’t helped either, when it’s grey and gloomy, the only thing you want to do is to slip yourself under the duvet and sleep through it. I suppose drinking a glass of wine might help.

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  1. One of my colleagues further thinks that people from the tropics have a higher tendency of having cold limbs when they are in a cold place.

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